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Dirt: Downhill dinner

Chapman feeds dual slalom gravity riders plenty of grit
Steve Lewis/Durango Herald
Eva Wilson of CSU and Kaila Hart of FLC had to keep their eyes on the course just like everyone else, lest they find themselves with a mouthful of Chapman Hill dirt during the Squawker Classic’s downhill dual slalom race. Wilson beat Hart in the quarterfinal race but couldn’t match FLC’s Brittany Clawson for first place.
Steve Lewis/Durango Herald
FLC’s Austin Chipman cruised through his qualifying heat and went, literally, head to head with men’s winner Joey Schusler of CU in the final. Until the last turn, that is, where Chipman slid out in each of his final races to give Schusler the win.
Steve Lewis/Durango Herald
About 50 riders, including FLC’s Leila Carillo and Heidi Nakawa, raced in Saturday’s Squawker dual slalom competition on a “rowdy” course full of techincal decents and rocky turns. “This course is really, really burly,” FLC’s Rotem Ishay said after being knocked out of his first-ever dual slalom race.
Steve Lewis/Durango Herald
FLC’s Phil Cowan edged fellow Skyhawk Lucas LeMare by .349 seconds to take third place in the dual slalom. Most races weren’t so close as plenty of riders went over their handlebars or skidded off track on the loose dirt.
Steve Lewis/Durango Herald
A few dozen spectators turned out to cheer on Brittany Clawson and the rest of the dual slalom competitors at Chapman Hill. After having to sit out with a separated shoulder last year, Clawson was happy to finally get a chance to race – and win – on her home course.
Steve Lewis/Durango Herald
A full-face helmet and gloves were a smart choice for riders such as Cale Adams who wanted to make it through the Chapman Hill downhill relatively unscathed. CU’s Nora Richards wasn’t so lucky, dining on dirt about halfway down the course and tearing a large leaf of skin from her palm. “Sudden flash of dirt, life flashing before yoru eyes,” she said with a chuckle.

Dirt: Downhill dinner

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Steve Lewis/Durango Herald
Eva Wilson of CSU and Kaila Hart of FLC had to keep their eyes on the course just like everyone else, lest they find themselves with a mouthful of Chapman Hill dirt during the Squawker Classic’s downhill dual slalom race. Wilson beat Hart in the quarterfinal race but couldn’t match FLC’s Brittany Clawson for first place.
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Steve Lewis/Durango Herald
FLC’s Austin Chipman cruised through his qualifying heat and went, literally, head to head with men’s winner Joey Schusler of CU in the final. Until the last turn, that is, where Chipman slid out in each of his final races to give Schusler the win.
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Steve Lewis/Durango Herald
About 50 riders, including FLC’s Leila Carillo and Heidi Nakawa, raced in Saturday’s Squawker dual slalom competition on a “rowdy” course full of techincal decents and rocky turns. “This course is really, really burly,” FLC’s Rotem Ishay said after being knocked out of his first-ever dual slalom race.
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Steve Lewis/Durango Herald
FLC’s Phil Cowan edged fellow Skyhawk Lucas LeMare by .349 seconds to take third place in the dual slalom. Most races weren’t so close as plenty of riders went over their handlebars or skidded off track on the loose dirt.
Purchase
Steve Lewis/Durango Herald
A few dozen spectators turned out to cheer on Brittany Clawson and the rest of the dual slalom competitors at Chapman Hill. After having to sit out with a separated shoulder last year, Clawson was happy to finally get a chance to race – and win – on her home course.
Purchase
Steve Lewis/Durango Herald
A full-face helmet and gloves were a smart choice for riders such as Cale Adams who wanted to make it through the Chapman Hill downhill relatively unscathed. CU’s Nora Richards wasn’t so lucky, dining on dirt about halfway down the course and tearing a large leaf of skin from her palm. “Sudden flash of dirt, life flashing before yoru eyes,” she said with a chuckle.
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